"CSKA are in good shape and started their pre-season training earlier than the other Russian sides because they had the Super Cup with Rubin Kazan and the Champions League," revealed Spalletti in the Corriere dello Sport.
"This is a side at a very high level and among the candidates to win the League title. They have a solid, experienced defence and some interesting talent."
"Milos Krasic attacks down the right side, is creative and full of ideas. He's a really great player and one to watch," added former Roma boss Spalletti. "A very interesting youngster is Alan Dzagoev, who here is considered to be the new Andriy Arshavin.
"I am also a fan of their tactician, Leonid Slutsky."